This case-control study was carried out in the RTHC, Pothia, Kishanganj.
DISCUSSION: This case-control study was carried out in the RTHC, Pothia, Kishanganj.
Children without an RTHC were regarded as 'not vaccinated', because routine vaccination status according to caregiver history was considered unreliable.
Up to date for age was defined as: children aged 9-17 months who had at least one routine measles vaccination and children 18 months and older who had at least two routine measles vaccinations according to the RTHC.
2% for those with an RTHC and all children, respectively (Fig.
Excluding vaccinations without documentation on a RTHC ('by history' vaccines) decreased the coverage rate in the Western Cape from 76.
Seventy-nine per cent of the sample (95% CI: 77-81) were in possession of a RTHC.
Inclusion of vaccinations as reported by caregivers (where RTHCs were unavailable) gives slightly more favourable coverage results and according to the literature is clearly more accurate than using the card alone.
The RTHCs of this cohort of children were used as source data for this study.
RTHCs were used to collect data on date of birth and sex of the child, vitamin A supplementation status, immunisation status according to the EPI schedule and any out-of-stock vaccines.